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11 hours ago, Swiffy said:

Hallo! 

 

I take it since 30.05.

 

What about the Fluoxetin?

 

 

Greetings

 

As I understand it, you are taking only mirtazapine and zopiclone now, and you have withdrawal insomnia. Is this correct?

 

If not, please list the drugs you are taking now, the times o'clock you take them, and their dosages.

 

We need more information about your recent history with mirtazapine. When did you reduce to 7.5mg? Did you feel better or worse after you reduced it?

 

Please translate your signature into English.

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

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Hi Swiffy,   Thanks for the provided info in your last post. This gives a more clear picture about what happened. But pleas still put the info which you put in "about me" into your "signatur

Hello Swifty,   i tried to sort your signatur and translate it into english, should look like this (i changed the date to the english version Month/Day/Year):   Again, you can use

Hello, Swiffy. What drugs are taking now, at what dosages, at what times o'clock? When did you start each of the drugs you're taking now? Are any of them helpful?   It appears you must be su

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8 hours ago, Go2zero said:

Please describe in detail with dates (or at least weeks) how and when you tapered down (including the dosages) the Mirtazapine to 7,5 mg. 

 

Please also update your signature with these data.

 

Please give us the asked information. As Altostrata says we need the information about what you have been taking (all meds, all dosages with dates and all changes). It is still not clear in your signature when you started and stopped the several meds.

 

Your nervous system has upset because of all changes and stopping too soon. This is a classic example of withdrawal . It can and will heal. But we do not want to give you advise that might upset you more. And therefor we need all this info.

 

Please give the asked information as soon as possible and update your signature with all this info (in English please) The sooner you give us the complete information the sooner we can come with a good advice.

1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal affects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021 Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again

 

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil when feeling anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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Hi,

my Signature ist actualisated. You have all information....

 

The withdrawal Symptom ist not from Mirtazapin... Its from Fluoxetin (you wrote ne because of that)

 

I told you that I take the Mirtazapin at 2 pm.... 

 

Thanks and greetings 👋🏼

 

 

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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PsychologicalSafe15

@Swiffy I too have vivid dreams, How long has it been nightmares ? will you mind updating me too when they subside ?

2017 october--2018 march->(6 month) fluoxetine 20,30 mg-->cold turkey= after 2 month semen leakage

2018 july---2018 Aug-->(24 days) fluoxetine 20 mg --> cold turkey = vivid dreams begin

2018 december 2019 Jan-->(1 month) Amitriptyline 25--> cold turkey
--------++++--horror of drugs begins. Taking one after another and cold turkey-------+++------------------
2019 May--2019 May--> (12 days) Lexapro cold turkey

2019 May--2019 august -->(3 month)Cobazam 10 mg +amitriptyline 25 mg --> clobazam cold turkey

----2019 october ---> went cold turkey amitriptyline 25 mg.

2019 october--2020 Jan -->(3 months) duloxetine cymbalta 30mg --->cold turkey

2020 jan-2020 Apr--> (3 months) paroxetine 25 mg --> Cold turkey

2020 July--2021 Jan--> (6 months) amitriptyline 50 mg ,75 mg,100 mg ,125 mg -> cold turkey

2021 jan--2021 May--> (4 months) imipramine 75 mg -->cold turkey

2021 may-2021 Aug--> (3 months) nortriptyline 25 mg --> cold turkey== still semen leakage and vivid dream

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Hi,

 

its since i take Mirtazpine... 

 

I want to stop Mirtazapine, but ist very difficult... I had IT with Fluoxetin too, but Not so Bad....

 

How is IT with your Dreams?

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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PsychologicalSafe15

I get them even if I take nap.

2017 october--2018 march->(6 month) fluoxetine 20,30 mg-->cold turkey= after 2 month semen leakage

2018 july---2018 Aug-->(24 days) fluoxetine 20 mg --> cold turkey = vivid dreams begin

2018 december 2019 Jan-->(1 month) Amitriptyline 25--> cold turkey
--------++++--horror of drugs begins. Taking one after another and cold turkey-------+++------------------
2019 May--2019 May--> (12 days) Lexapro cold turkey

2019 May--2019 august -->(3 month)Cobazam 10 mg +amitriptyline 25 mg --> clobazam cold turkey

----2019 october ---> went cold turkey amitriptyline 25 mg.

2019 october--2020 Jan -->(3 months) duloxetine cymbalta 30mg --->cold turkey

2020 jan-2020 Apr--> (3 months) paroxetine 25 mg --> Cold turkey

2020 July--2021 Jan--> (6 months) amitriptyline 50 mg ,75 mg,100 mg ,125 mg -> cold turkey

2021 jan--2021 May--> (4 months) imipramine 75 mg -->cold turkey

2021 may-2021 Aug--> (3 months) nortriptyline 25 mg --> cold turkey== still semen leakage and vivid dream

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7 hours ago, Swiffy said:

The withdrawal Symptom ist not from Mirtazapin... Its from Fluoxetin (you wrote ne because of that)

The withdrawal symptoms started because of stopping fluoxetine.  But it has probably made worse because of all the meds you have taken later to try to fix this.

 

Therefor it is not such an easy fix now. You have taken so much different meds and made so many dose changes. This needs to settle and stabilize. Making big changes now like stopping the mirtazapine now will make things worse most probably.

 

You still did not answer my question since when you take 7,5 mg mirtazapine. Put that also in your signature please. Also please make different segments in your signature for mirtazapine and sertraline. It is all in one line and a big puzzle for us everytime when we look at your signature.

 

Please understand that this support site is run by unpaid volunteers who (often) also suffer from WD.  We do not have the time to puzzle out every time we get into your case.  Please take time to answer our questions in detail when we ask so.  And please update your signature to English. I keep asking the same questions, because we need this information to give you a good advice.

 

 

1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal affects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021 Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again

 

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil when feeling anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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Hi,

 

thanks for your answer.

 

I tried it now the third time to change the Signature....

 

I hope IT Is right now. I know that stability is important now. But i only take it for 2,5 Months and i think IT would be easier to stop it now?

 

i have so horrible Dreams with Mirtazapin that IT follows me the whole day.

 

I dont know what to do.

 Thank you very much for your help.

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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I still see your signature in German. Please translate it to English!

 

You cannot just stop Mirtazapine. After 2,5 month your system got used to it. And you are probably still in WD from fluoxetine, sertraline and al the other meds you took last months. You need to get stable.

 

Now that we have all data we need, I will discuss again with other moderators. Understand that this will not an easy fix. You cannot just stop any meds you take and/or change for something else. This will make things worse!

 

I understand you want a fast solution, but if there was one this support site did not need to exist...

 

In the meanwhile please translate your signature to English and split all sections off the different meds you describe there. We cannot help you good when we cannot read and understand your signature! And also put the last change to 7,5 mg mirtazapine in your signature.  I keep asking the same questions over and over again, because you do not follow up complete or in detail.

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1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal affects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021 Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again

 

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil when feeling anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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Nomansland

Hello Swifty,

 

i tried to sort your signatur and translate it into english, should look like this (i changed the date to the english version Month/Day/Year):

 

Again, you can use this translator and just copy all of what you want to write in german into it and it will translate it into quite good english.

Then you can copy the english version you get here in your post.

 

Paroxetine: 2012 - 7/2013

Fluoxetine: 8/2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4/2021: 0.34 mg, 5/2021: 0.26 mg, 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash), 05/30: 0 mg (clinic), 02 + 08/03/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!)

Mirtazapine: 05/30 - 06/14/21: 15 mg, 06/15 - 06/28/21: 22.5 mg, 06/29 - 07/15/21: 15mg, 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14/21: 11.25 mg, since 08/15: 7.5 mg

Sertraline: 06/29 - 07/07/21: 25 mg, 07/08 - 07/10/21: 12.5 mg, 07/11/21: 0 mg

Lorazepam ("Tavor"): in hospital, stopped 08/03/21.

Zoplicon: since 08/05/21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped 08/15/21 use if necessary.

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine

 

Greetings

2021 IMPORTANT WITHDRAWAL SURVEY, PLEASE PARTICIPATE: https://uelpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0AR9IsQ61jsiXBk

 

non-native speaker of english

3-March 2020: started Mirtazapine 15mg
3-March to 6-april aprx cutting to 0 mg
6-April to 20-April -> ~ 7,5 mg,

21-April to 31-April -> 15 mg,

1-May to 13-May -> ~ 10 mg (approx),

15-May to 19-July -> 15 mg (psychosomatic clinic)
started taper with scale and file: 19-July 2020 -> 14 mg (-6,6%), 08-August -> 12 mg (-14,3 %), 27-August -> 10 mg (-16,6 %), 15-September -> 8 mg (-20 %, bad idea, heavy WD) 23-September -> 10.2 mg (+20 %, 102 mgpw), 2021: 12-April to 12-May crossover from solid pill to DIY liquid, still 10,2 mg with windows and waves...

 

Supplements: 1 x ~125 mg magnesiumbiglycinate before bed, low histamin diet

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@Nomansland

Thank you so much! You are a great help!  🙏

 

@Swiffy

Nomansland shows here exactly what we need to see in your signature. Please copy and paste it in your signature in EXACT this way.

Behind the screens we are working on your case.

1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal affects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021 Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again

 

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil when feeling anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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Thank you all,

 

im so confused in the head 😞😞

 

Greetings

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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21 hours ago, Altostrata said:

Fühlten Sie sich nach der Reduzierung besser oder schlechter?

 

 

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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After reducing Mirtazapin i feel better in my mind and i became more feelings.... Sleep is bad, a little bit more than before (i dont sleep, but ist was also with 15 mg)... 

 

But my sleeping Problem ist because of Fluoxetine.... 😞

 

Greetings

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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I have another Question too: since the WD i have etzremly Problems with my copper Spirale.  It will be more and more. Ist it good to let them remove????

 

greetings

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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On 8/15/2021 at 7:02 AM, Swiffy said:

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With Zoplicon its the Problem that the sleeping time gets less and less with one Dosis.

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This indicates to me that you were taking TOO MUCH drug for sleep. We often see people trying too hard to get sleep and taking TOO MUCH drug for it. Taking TOO MUCH sleep drug (mirtazapine plus zopiclone) can cause a paradoxical effect: Your nervous system fights against the pressure. The drugs keep you awake instead of helping you sleep.

 

We understand that you have withdrawal from Prozac. However, you have been taking mirtazapine for such a length of time, it may be difficult for you to quit mirtazapine. As withdrawal insomnia is a major problem for you, you may yet get some help from mirtazapine if you were taking A LOWER DOSE of mirtazapine.

 

That you take mirtazapine at 2 p.m. is unusual, as it generally makes people very sleepy. If a smaller amount, at 2 p.m., such as 5mg, makes you sleepy, you can gradually move the dose later into the evening and it will help you sleep.

 

Despite everything we've suggested, you seem set on dropping mirtazapine and taking Prozac. While we don't think this is a good idea, if you insist on doing this, it probably would be best for you to take a very small amount of Prozac as a test. 

 

2 hours ago, Swiffy said:

I have another Question too: since the WD i have etzremly Problems with my copper Spirale.  It will be more and more. Ist it good to let them remove????

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Hello and thanks,

 

 

 

the mirtazapine doesn't make me sleepy 😓

 

 

 

I wrote it in the post beforehand ... I feel sedated but I can't sleep with 15 and 7.5 mg ... I slept with Zoplicon but the effects wear off from time to time ... The second problem is that I have terrible nightmares. So disgusting that if I sleep for an hour, I can't tell you what I'm dreaming about.

 

 

 

I took it all the time in the evening and am always awake ....

 

 

 

For the past week I've been getting tired and happy about it. Then I took mirtazapine before bed and IT woke me up 😳😳😳

 

 

 

That's why I started taking it at noon ... in the hope that when I'm tired in the evening, IT happens again, that IT wakes me up ...

 

 

 

Then I don't want to take any medication that no longer helps me ... That's why I wanted to reduce it and go to 0 ... I wanted to do it in 25% steps and started in July ...

 

 

 

I don't know what to do because you said in a previous post to take 1 mg of fluoxetine ....?

 

 

 

Thanks and Greetings

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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2 hours ago, Altostrata said:

We understand that you have withdrawal from Prozac. However, you have been taking mirtazapine for such a length of time, it may be difficult for you to quit mirtazapine. As withdrawal insomnia is a major problem for you, you may yet get some help from mirtazapine if you were taking A LOWER DOSE of mirtazapine.

 

That you take mirtazapine at 2 p.m. is unusual, as it generally makes people very sleepy. If a smaller amount, at 2 p.m., such as 5mg, makes you sleepy, you can gradually move the dose later into the evening and it will help you sleep.

 

 

Mirtazapine at a lower dose (like 5mg) makes more sleepy. Therefor we advise to lower the dose of mirtazapine to 5mg. 

 

Stopping mirtazapine would not be clever, since you are quite heavy in withdrawal. You have been taking mirtazapine for 2,5 months. Which is more than long enough to get used to it. Stopping this med will make withdrawal probably much worse.

 

The suggestion of taking 1 mg prozac came when we had no clear and full information about your meds use over the last few months. Only since today we have the full picture. I told you all the time that we needed to have all info first, before coming with a clear advise. 

 

You have been too long on mirtazapine to stop and to long off prozac to start it again. You are having heavy WD symptoms, so you cannot stop all meds. You first need to stabilize. Mirtazapine on a dose of 5mg might help you to become more sleepy.

 

Try this 5mg mirtazapine first at 2 PM and see if it makes you somewhat sleepy. Then you can slowly change the moment of taking it towards the evening. Then it might help you with sleep. Do not expect big wonders! Insomnia through withdrawal can take quite some time to disappear . It will go, but in small steps probably. Like sleeping 3-4 hours and some weeks later maybe 4-5 and so on. Staying stable on a dosage and not changing meds is very important in this healing process!

 

1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal affects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021 Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again

 

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil when feeling anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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4 hours ago, Swiffy said:

I wrote it in the post beforehand ... I feel sedated but I can't sleep with 15 and 7.5 mg

 

This indicates that mirtazapine is trying to make you sleep, but the effect is too strong. I have explained to you that taking less mirtazapine, such as 5mg at an appropriate time in the evening, may enable you to sleep without the daytime sedation and disturbing dreams.

 

4 hours ago, Swiffy said:

I don't know what to do because you said in a previous post to take 1 mg of fluoxetine ....?

 

It seems to me that since you already find it sedating, it is more likely that less mirtazapine will help you sleep than Prozac will help you sleep. We do not know what adding fluoxetine will do. You had difficulty with this before.

 

I have explained this to you several times. Please carefully read the earlier post I made today. I leave you to make your own decisions.

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Hi,

 

ok, i will try it. And no, i dont expect any wonder. Therefore im too long in this Situation....

 

But i wrote too that I slept in the beginning of Mirtazapin with 15 mg. Therefore i think that the effect isnt there.

 

I learned that in a wd the most things are functioning in the beginning but ist dont hold for a long Time.

 

My state is horrible and i know that is No possibilty to get stable with Mirtazapin...

Since the reduction from 15 to 11,25 i have such a Bass in my head... I waited for two weeks then i reduced to 7,5 when IT dont changes because in the German Forum they Said that is possible to reduce now because i Take it Not so long

I dont find Mirtazapin calming, i find IT disgusting 😞 Like a lot of people that I know....

 

With prozac i feld very good for years, butcthis ist disgusting 😞

 

Thanks for your effort

Greetings

 

 

 

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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... i will avoid that a will have a additonally wd because of a pill that is disgusting and does nothing for me. And then a have to reduce it for years additonally

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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5 hours ago, Swiffy said:

... i will avoid that a will have a additonally wd because of a pill that is disgusting and does nothing for me. And then a have to reduce it for years additonally

As Altostrata says you need to make your own choices eventually. It is up to to you decide if you believe only your own thoughts or that you use also the knowledge and experience shared here. I told you several times that you need to stabilize first before making serious changes. In the state where you are now, each serious change (stopping meds or tapering too fast, serious updosing) may worsen your already bad situation extremely.

 

Stopping mirtazapine now will most probably bring you in deeper withdrawal. You used it for 2,5 months, which is too long for just stopping it. Certainly when being already in WD from so many other drugs you have been using.

 

But you decide what you do.

 

As Altostrata says, read again your whole thread carefully back. 

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1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal affects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021 Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again

 

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil when feeling anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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Hi,

 

no, i dont want to stop it now, but i want to reduce slowly...

 

My Problem can there be for years and honestly: to get stable will not functioning with Mirtazapin.... It dont works from the beginning...

 

 

Now i will take the smaller Dosis (i could share it into 4 mg slices) Then i have to wate how long?

 

Greetings

 

 

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

My Problem can there be for years and honestly: to get stable will not functioning with Mirtazapin.... It dont works from the beginning...

 

 

You are probably having WD symptoms from ALL drugs you have been using last few months. Also still from the prozac probably. 

Even if it is right that the mirtezapine does not work (which is not sure to say being so heavily in WD from so many drugs), your body got used to it after 2,5 months.

 

If you want you can try to lower the dosage of mirtezapine to 5 mg in the way you were told. See if it will make you a bit more sleepy on this lower dose. 

 

We cannot say how long. You should be aware that you are experiencing serious withdrawal (as least that is what you describe with all your symptoms). This needs to stabilize. And it can take months..... Nobody can tell for sure. But what is nearly sure, is that stopping meds, changing meds, or changing dosages will make it much worse most probably... 

 

We keep giving you the same messages over and over again. I understand you want to feel better. But there is not something like an easy and fast fix. I wish there was. 

 

1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal affects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021 Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again

 

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil when feeling anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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I know abbout this horrible withdrawal... 😰

 

But the biggest Problem ist the Fluoxetine...

 

And my hope was that I could Something do that i can better find stability with the Fluoxetine....

 

I took the first new Dosis of Mirtazapin before 1 hour... I had 4 mg, is that ok?

 

Greetings

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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37 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

But the biggest Problem ist the Fluoxetine...

That may be so, but you stopped it too long ago to take that again. And you switched it over to mirtezapine. Maybe not self chosen. But it is a fact that the mirtezapine substituted the prozac. Going back again is not clever (and certainly not in the situation where you are now).

 

41 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

I had 4 mg, is that ok

Better take first 5 mg as suggested. Going down too extreme in a short period may increase WD symptoms, because your system is already used to mirtezapine. But again you decide.

1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal affects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021 Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again

 

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil when feeling anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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Ok,

 

i have to arrange in Water solve?

 

Greetings

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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You could use scales that can weigh up to 1/1000 gr  (so 1 mg). For example the Gemini 20. But there are lots of other good models to be found on the internet (also in Amazon)

 

In this case you weigh a pill with 15mg active ingredient. The pill itself will weigh much more because or filling powders. The active ingredient is divided evenly throughout the tablet, so do not worry there. 

 

You want to have 5 mg active ingredient. So you take 1/3 of the total pill weight. So as example if a 15 mg pill (active ingredient) weighs in total 100 mg (example only) you would weigh 33,3 mg of the pill and effectively you take 5mg active ingredient then.

 

Another possibility is making a solution where you dissolve 1 pill in a measured amount of water. Stir very well and take out 1/3 of the total amount with a syringe and take that.

 

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/2693-how-to-make-a-liquid-from-tablets-or-capsules/

1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal affects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021 Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again

 

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil when feeling anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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Hi,

 

the pill weights exatly 15 mg.  What about this bass in my head since the reduction from 15 to 11,25 mg? Can I do Something there?

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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27 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

the pill weights exatly 15 mg

That sounds strange to me. That would mean that the pill would consist of only active ingredient. I have never heard of something like that. I reckon the pills you have are the 15mg version of mirtezapine?

 

If so take 1/3 of the total pill weight. I cannot make it easier than that :)

29 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

What about this bass in my head since the reduction from 15 to 11,25 mg? Can I do Something there?

Most probably one of the withdrawal symptoms! Solution is stabliziling! And have patience. This whole process will not stop in a few days. Sorry to say. Most people here suffer for years.... And everything we try to do to speed things up may make it worse and longer lasting.

1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal affects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021 Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again

 

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil when feeling anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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Hi,

 

that sounds not good that the most people have this problems for years 😓😓😓

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

that sounds not good that the most people have this problems for years 😓😓😓

Therefor I am trying to make you clear that you need to get stable for making any serious change. Hopefully you can prevent in such a way that this may happen to you too.

1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal affects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021 Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again

 

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil when feeling anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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I feel that would not bei Mirtazapin, sorry. This pill makes all Worser than before.

 

 

It is the Fluoxetine....

 

I Know that i cant stabilisate on Mirtazapin (for years)

 

😓

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal affects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021 Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again

 

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil when feeling anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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You know, 

 

i feel like mentally retarded. And thate ist since the Fluoxetine.

 

Therefore i think that is the last chance to change this horrible State 😓

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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You decide want you want to do. We have given all the advise we can give for where you are now.....

 

I advice you to read your whole thread again to have clear what we have have suggested and why.

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